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The Monkey Tree Hotel by AvantStay

Caters to Adults Architecture: Midcentury Modern


Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of Palm Springs, The Monkey Tree Hotel by AvantStay offers a slice of paradise that will captivate your senses. With its midcentury modern design and lush surroundings, this boutique hotel is the perfect retreat for travelers seeking relaxation and tranquility. Clean lines, vibrant colors, and retro furnishings create an atmosphere that exudes both charm and sophistication.

One of the highlights of staying at the Monkey Tree Hotel is the stunning outdoor oasis. The pool area is a true oasis of serenity and surrounded by towering palm trees and vibrant desert landscaping. Take a refreshing dip in the sparkling pool or lounge on one of the comfortable sunbeds, soaking up the warm California sun. As the day winds down, gather around the fire pit and enjoy the breathtaking views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

Monkey Tree History

The Monkey Tree Hotel in Palm Springs indeed has an interesting history. It has often been attributed that Albert Frey designed the building in 1960. Frey, known for his modernist architecture, designed the hotel to blend seamlessly with the natural landscape of Palm Springs.  Extensive research in the Frey archives at the Palm Springs Art Museum and at University of California, Santa Barbara didn’t reveal one mention of the Monkey Tree Hotel.

It has an even more interesting legacy. The hotel was actually designed by Colleen Carol Crist. It is one of the few midcentury buildings in Palm Springs designed by a woman. Although Crist never received AIA status, she worked as a draftswoman for local architects such as William Cody and E. Stewart Williams. She also helped design the upper station of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

The hotel underwent renovations under new ownership. The name was changed to the Monkey Tree Hotel, paying homage to the era when a troupe of monkeys inhabited the property’s surrounding area. The renovations aimed to preserve the original midcentury modern aesthetic while adding modern amenities and comforts.

Monkey Tree Hotel Rooms

The accommodations at the Monkey Tree Hotel are designed with comfort and style in mind. Each room is thoughtfully decorated with an eclectic mix of vintage and modern elements, blending nostalgia with contemporary amenities. From cozy guest rooms to spacious suites, every space is designed to make you feel right at home.

All rooms are a King Studio and includes stylish furnishings, lounge seating, a renovated bathroom, and a pool-facing patio. Select suites feature a kitchenette and vanity area.

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  • EV Charging Station
  • Fireplace
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet Friendly
  • Refrigerator in Room
  • Spa Facility
  • Swimming Pool

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The Monkey Tree Hotel by AvantStay